TravHimself (38) - mebane, North Carolina, USA - AUG 10, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz poured into pint glass..pours a nice golden orange color with small head that disappears almost in seconds very little lacing but its there ...I get a strong earthy presence on the nose not much else ...taste is very much the same has a strong malt backbone and an earthy bitter finish that’s kinda on the dry side ...I expected more from this beer as far as flavor go’s but on the fist bottle of the sixer it almost seems the carbonation has faded its almost flat I don’t know if I got a bad batch or what but somethings off I may pick up another to compare it to ...all in all not bad but not great not the most flavorful of IPAs kinda bland and medium on the palate...cheers
sfontain (802) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle into tulip-esque glass. Thanks, Brandon. Lovely barely-hazy copper-orange pour; creamy head; nice lacing. Cereal grains, citrus, light pine, light caramel, floral, light grassy. Quite bitter but the balance is really there. Medium-full body, lightly sticky. Excellent IPA.
Luvystypotables (607) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 14, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Weak aroma of hops a trace of citrus. Good looking amber colored beer with a short lasting well head. Bitter indistinctive taste. Watery feel with a bitter finish
arminjewell (6152) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - AUG 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour out of 12 oz botle, hazy orange-red pour with white head, aroma brought notes of caramel, toffee, oxidized hops, hints of dark sugar, touch of white fruit, biscuit, bread, hints of grain, some lemon. Taste is a mix of dark fruit, caramel, toffee, white fruit, hitns of biscuit, bread, some spice, orange, grapefruit, finishing fairly bitter, dry. Hope to try this fresh some day.
Bricks (589) - Delaware, USA - AUG 9, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Malty hoppy aroma. Average, slightly above average golden brown appearance. Good.
Oldmanriver (37) - Freiburg, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - JUL 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had at Taps in Atlanta, Ga.
Pine and citrus. A little silky before finishing dry. Not much malt and a bit thin. Easy to drink and bitter.
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bcgil_beer (1) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 20, 2014 does not count
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
Nice smooth IPA. Nicely balanced. Poured from 12 oz bottle into Dogfish IPA glass. Very good beer.
DedicatedToFun (2400) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, orange pour, white head, nose is citrus, orange, taste is very bitter and hoppy.
rdixon77 (661) - Georgia, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice IPA. Gold body. Aroma is citrus and pine. Body is light malts with more citrus hops. Some floral presence from dry hopping. Drinkable body. Good stuff.
ibrubeer (90) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice hop aroma. Nice golden color. Nice floral flavor. Medium bodied. Overall, a very drinkable IPA!
rangerred (916) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - JUL 15, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle into a pint glass.
Pours a clear medium copper with a one finger off-white head. Lacing is just so-so but head retention is very nice with really a solid cap all the way through.
Aroma is full of earthy hops with pine and tree bark. Deep toffee and caramel notes along with a bit of spiciness. Perhaps just a touch of orange.
The flavor really screams English IPA to me in that there is much more malt character and none of the tropical fruit normally associated with American IPA’s. Earthy hops complimented by a healthy dose of caramel and toffee from the malt. Bitterness is very high throughout with a mouthfeel that is slightly watery leaving a very light lingering sweetness.
Overall, there really aren’t any flaws with this beer but it just doesn’t do it for me. I prefer fruitier IPA’s in general but this one just seems to be lacking a bit. Decent but not outstanding.